Ty Gibbs, the 18-year-old who is competing for the ARCA Menards Series championship in 2021 after leading the series in wins and laps led last season, is adding a handful of NASCAR Xfinity Series races to his plate for the year.
Joe Gibbs Racing announced the schedule update Tuesday, a few days after the Charlotte, North Carolina, native won at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course in his first Xfinity Series start driving the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota Supra.
– Joe Gibbs Racing (@JoeGibbsRacing) February 23, 2021
Gibbs, the grandson of NASCAR Hall of Famer and Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs, still plans to run the full 2021 ARCA Menards Series schedule as he also competes in the Xfinity Series.
It was previously announced that Gibbs would compete for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in the Xfinity Series.
"Winning this past weekend in Daytona was really a dream come true for me," Gibbs said in a statement. "I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel again. I know I still have a lot to learn, but I have great teams behind me in both ARCA and Xfinity, and I’m so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with all of them.
"I’m just really excited for the rest of the year."
Gibbs is now slated to run 14 more Xfinity Series races in 2021. Below are the events, courtesy of JGR, not including the Daytona road course race.
Ty Gibbs NASCAR Xfinity Series Schedule 2021
- March 13: Phoenix Raceway
- April 9: Martinsville Speedway
- May 8: Darlington Raceway
- May 15: Dover International Speedway
- May 29: Charlotte Motor Speedway
- June 5: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
- June 27: Pocono Raceway
- July 3: Road America
- Aug. 7: Watkins Glen International
- Aug. 14: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course
- Aug. 21: Michigan International Speedway
- Sept. 11: Richmond Raceway
- Oct. 9: Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL
- Oct. 23: Kansas Speedway
Gibbs’ next ARCA Menards Series race is the March 12 running of the General Tire 150 at Phoenix Raceway. That race is scheduled to broadcast live on MAVTV Motorsports Network with live streaming available on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.
Tickets for the Phoenix race weekend are available at PhoenixRaceway.com.
Gibbs is currently fourth in the ARCA Menards Series championship standings after one of 20 races.